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Specialty: Anesthesiology
Dates: From Nov, 16, 2017 to Nov, 18, 2017
Location: Florida, USA
Type: Meeting
Registration Cost: From 770 to 1440 USD
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The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 25.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PAs (Physician Assistants)

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 25.5 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

Nurse Practitioners

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. This activity has been approved for a maximum of 25.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

The American Board of Anesthesiology® MOCA®

This activity contributes to the patient safety CME requirement for Part II: Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s (ABA) redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® (MOCA®), known as MOCA 2.0™. Please consult the ABA website,, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements. Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® and MOCA® are registered certification marks of The American Board of Anesthesiology®. Max. 9 patient safety credits. 

Thursday, 10:00 am. Refresher Course, Opioids: Is the Pendulum Swinging Too Far? (2 credits)

Thursday, 12:15 pm, PBLD-14, Urine Testing: What are Safe and Financially Viable Ways to Keep You and Your Patients Safe? (1 credit)

Thursday, 12:15 pm, PBLD-22, Can't Miss Headache Diagnoses (1 credit)

Thursday, 12:15 pm, PBLD-25, Prescribing Opioids for the Patient Using (Legal) Marijuana: Is It Safe? Are You Safe? (1 credit)

Friday, 10:00 am, IS-02, Intrathecal Drug Delivery: Optimal Management of Patients with Pain and/or Spasticity (2 credits)

Friday, 1:30 pm, IS-03, Challenging Conversations Regarding Opioid Prescribing (2 credits)

Friday, 2:00 pm, Plen-01, Opioids: From Initiation to Termination (2 credits)

Saturday, 8:00 am, Plen-03, Intrathecal Drug Delivery in 2017: Mechanisms, Guidelines, and Practice (2 credits)

Credit Reporting to the ABA: ASRA is an ABA-approved provider and, as a service to ASRA members and participants, CME credits are reported to the ABA. Participants must include their correctly formatted ABA ID number (34567890) during the online evaluation and credit claim process available at the conclusion of the activity. Once the online evaluation and credit claim process is closed, certificates will be issued and credits reported to the ABA. After this time, participants may request their CME certificate by contacting, but ASRA will no longer report credits to the ABA, which will then be the individual participant’s responsibility. 

Concerned Audience:
  • Medical_Professionals
  • Medical_students
  • Nurses
Event Overview
Welcome message:

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Scientific/Education Planning Committee, I personally invite you to the 16th Annual Pain Medicine Meeting: Leading with Quality taking place Thursday, November 16 – Saturday, November 18, 2017, at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

The importance of pain medicine providers has never been more apparent. From the opioid epidemic to the rising costs of unnecessary imaging, surgery, and procedures, qualified pain medicine leaders possess knowledge and skills to lead their patients and health systems. ASRA leaders and members have embraced this role, from providing input on MACRA, to participating in safety and appropriateness guidelines through the multisociety pain workgroup (MPW).

This year’s meeting program again features international experts in the field of pain medicine. Highlighted sessions include spinal pain, advances in neuromodulation, and treating patients with challenging conditions, such as fibromyalgia, facial pain, urogenital pain and terminal cancer. There will be additional input from leaders from the CDC, NIH, and state payment agencies. Finally, a session on “Prospering in the New Healthcare Environment” will lead into the Saturday award luncheon with the John J. Bonica Award Lecture.

In addition to the didactic sessions, you will have the opportunity to attend many hands-on workshops in areas of ultrasound and fluoroscopy including regenerative medicine, radiofrequency ablation techniques, and surgical practicum. The highly popular ultrasound workshops, first demonstrated at ASRA and continuously evolving to meet learner needs, will now offer a multi-staged curriculum for obtaining ASRA’s Pain and MSK Interventional Ultrasound Certificate. Also, the ASA/ASRA practice management sessions are designed for interactive discussion on key aspects of coding/compliance, managing a pain practice, and key aspects of MACRA in 2017 and in the years to come. These sessions are truly a must for both physician leaders and practice management specialists.

We realize the importance of non-physician providers in our busy healthcare system and continue to be excited about the growth of this aspect in our program. In addition to the dedicated PA/NP program, participants also have the opportunity to attend targeted interactive sessions on intrathecal therapy, diagnostic imaging, and the hands-on physical exam workshop.

Our Resident/Fellow educational program reflects the input from trainee members requesting not only relevant clinical information, but also leading clinical and practice management experts discussing how to transition successfully into practice.

In addition to the traditional sessions, abstract submissions, and moderated ePosters, we are also excited to again offer problem-based learning discussions (PBLDs) where you can interact directly with the internationally recognized faculty on topics ranging from basic sciences, coding and practice management, to challenging clinical scenarios.  This is truly one of the special aspects of the ASRA meeting, which brings the faculty and participants together.

And plan to stay for the Saturday evening celebration where faculty and participants can relax together, enjoy the wonderful entertainment, and have a lot of fun!

We are confident that the outstanding scientific program and networking opportunities will make this meeting a unique and informative experience and I cordially encourage your attendance. We must remain adaptable, motivated and responsive to change and challenges! The world of pain management is an exciting area in which to work, and we’ll continue to meet and bring inspired people together in forums like this, to ensure our organization and discipline remains at the cutting edge.

I look forward to seeing you at the beautiful Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts at Walt Disney World!


Kevin E. Vorenkamp, MD

Chair, Scientific/Education Planning Committee 2017


Nirmala Abraham, MD; Sycamore Pain Management, Dayton, OH

Magdalena Anitescu, MD, PhD; University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, IL

David Baker, MD, MPH, FACP; The Joint Commission, Oakbrook, Terrace, IL

Esther Benedetti, MD, FIPP; Miami VA Healthcare System/University of Miami, FL

Stephen Bruehl, PhD; Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN             

Chad Brummett, MD; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI        

Asokumar Buvanendran, MD; Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Bridget Calhoun, Dr PH, PA-C; Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

Aaron Calodney, MD; Precision Spine Care, Tyler, TX        

Peter Cheng, DO; Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Moreno Valley, CA

Daniel Clauw, MD; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Steven P. Cohen , MD;  Johns Hopkins & Walter Reed, Clarksville, MD

Wilson M. Compton, MD, MPE, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Bethesda, MD 

Oscar de Leon-Casasola, MD; University at Buffalo - Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY

Giovanna De Oliveira, PhD, ANP-C, RN; University of Miami, Miramar, FL

Timothy Deer, MD; Center for Pain Relief, Inc., Charleston,  WV  

Maxim Eckmann, MD; University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

Steven Falowski, MD; St. Luke’s University Health Network, Bethlehem, PA

Roderick Finlayson, MD; McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Andrea Furlan, MD; University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Robert  Goldstein, MD; University of Virginia, Keswick, VA            

Jay Grider, DO;  University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY      

Yun Guan, MD; Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD       

Padma Gulur, MD; Duke University, Chapel Hill, NC

Afton Hassett, PsyD; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI          

Salim Hayek, MD; University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH 

Lucy Hostetter, MD; St. Francis Hospital, Federal Way, WA

Marc Huntoon, MD; Virginia Commonwealth University, Montpelier, VA           

Michael Iadarola, PhD;  Clinical Center, NIH, Bethesda, MD

Leonardo Kapural, MD; Carolinas Pain Institute at Brookstown, Wake Forest Health, Clemmons, NC

David Kennedy, MD; Stanford University, Redwood City, CA          

Evan Kharasch, MD;  American Society of Anesthesiologists, St. Louis, MO

Imanuel Lerman, MD; University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA

Eli Loch, DO;  Coastal Spine and Pain Center, Fernandina Beach, FL

Timothy Lubenow, MD; Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Edward Mariano, MD; Stanford University School of Medicine; VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA      

Sharon  Merrick , MS, CCS-P; American Society of Anesthesiologists, Washington, DC        

Jonathan Miller, MD; UH Cleveland Medical Center/Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Samer Narouze, MD; Western Reserve Hospital, Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Andrea Nicol, MD; University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS           

Chad Parvus-Teichman, MD; University of Miami Anesthesiology Residency Program, Miami Beach, FL

Philip Peng, MBBS; Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada

Joseph Perz, DrPH, MA; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA             

Jeffrey  Petersohn, MD; Drexel University College of Medicine, Linwood, NJ

Carlos Pino, MD; University of Vermont College of Medicine , South Burlington, VT            

Jason Pope, MD; Summit Pain Alliance,  Santa Rosa, CA  

Matthew Popovich, PhD; American Society of Anesthesiologists, Alexandria, VA 

David Provenzano, MD; Pain Diagnostics and Interventional Care, Sewickley, PA 

Maunak Rana, MD; , The University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL

James Rathmell, MD; Brigham and Women's Health Care, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA   

Keith Rawlinson, PA-C; Coastal Spine and Pain Center, Jacksonville, FL     

Richard Rosenquist, MD; Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH               

John C. Rowlingson, MD; University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA             

Shalini Shah, MD; University of California, Irvine , CA        

Hariharan Shankar, MBBS; Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Todd Sitzman, MD; Advanced Pain Therapy, PLLC, Hattiesburg, MS

Dmitri Souza, MD; Ohio University, Summa Western Reserve Hospital , Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Michael Stanton-Hicks, MD; Cleveland Clinic Pain Management, Cleveland OH

Wyndam Strodtbeck, MD; Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Reda Tolba, MD; Ochsner Health System, Metairie, LA    

Ricardo Vallejo, MD; Millennium Pain Center, Bloomington, IL     

Eugene Viscusi, MD; Thomas Jefferson University, Bensalem, PA 

Kevin Vorenkamp, MD; Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Gina Votta-Velis, MD; University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Bruce Vrooman ,MD; Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH

Mark Wallace, MD; University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA

Daniel Warren, MD; Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA               

James Watson, MD; Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN               

Joshua  Wellington, MD; Indiana University Pain Medicine Center, Fishers, IN      

Ursula Wesselman, MD; University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL  

Kayode Williams, MD, MBA, FFARCSI;  Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

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General Info:

Main meeting registration includes refresher courses • parallel sessions  • expert interactive sessions • ePosters and moderated sessions • exhibit hall access with company booths, ASRA chat room, and internet café • daily breakfast and breaks • opening networking reception • meeting materials and presentations. (Workshops, PBLDs, and special interactive sessions extra.)



Registration Cost
Early Registration

Late Registration From: 2017-09-30 To: 0--
On site Registration
Physicians Member of ASRA
Non Member

Group Registrations:

Group registrations not allowed

Accompanying Persons:

Accompanying persons not allowed

Registration Documents:
Letter of invitation:
We don’t provide letter of invitation
Letter of confirmation:
We don’t provide Letter of Confirmation
Proof of professional / educational status:
We don’t need Proof of professional/educational status
Online Abstract Submission:

We don’t accept Online Abstracts


Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts at Walt Disney World

1700 Epcot Resorts Boulevard

Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-8407


Newly renovated sleeping rooms in 2017! Enjoy average November highs of 70°F (21°C) and mix business and pleasure like only Disney can. Walt Disney World Resort couples a renowned spirit of innovation with world-class meeting and convention facilities. Located adjacent to Epcot® and Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts feature the formal grace of a grand hotel within walking distance to Epcot and a convenient boat ride to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Come for the meeting and stay for the magic. Special ASRA-Disney offerings include:

 - Disney’s Magical Express (complimentary shuttle and luggage delivery service)

 - My Disney Experience, Online Check-In Service, and Mobile App

 - Free Magic Bands, in-room internet, parking, fitness center, local telephone calls, and resort transportation

 - Reduced rate theme park tickets

ASRA Reduced Rate: $259

(plus tax/fees)


ASRA Rates Online:           click here to book your room(s)

Reservation Center:          1.407.939.4686 (mention ASRA meeting; Mon-Fri 8:30 am-6 pm EST, Sat-Sun 8:30 am - 5 pm EST)

Reservations Deadline:   Tuesday, October 17, 2017 or until sold out

Hotel will sell out, so book early! After this date, reservations accepted based on space/rate availability.

Important: Only reserve your room via the link or telephone number above. Please do not entertain anyone who calls you directly and identifies themselves as being an ASRA housing bureau. They are not associated with ASRA and are often fraudulent; taking your money but not making your hotel reservation. If you do receive a phone call of this nature, please alert ASRA at

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Deadlines and Overview

Abstract Submission Deadline (no extensions): Wednesday, September 6, 5 pm EST

Abstract Notifications Sent: By Friday, September 22

Early-Bird Registration Cut-Off: Friday, September 29

ePoster Submission Deadline: Monday, October 18

Pre-Registration Deadline for Inclusion in Meeting Materials: Monday, October 18

Abstracts must be submitted via the online submission system at The system allows storing abstracts as a draft in order to make changes. However, abstracts must be formally submitted before the deadline in order to be considered.  Key abstract submission guidelines include: 

In proper and grammatically correct English

No limit to the number of abstracts that may be submitted

If previously submitted to a different meeting an abstract may still be submitted

The submitting author is required to ensure that all co-authors are aware of the abstract content before submission

ASRA does not share with an institution or employer information of those who have submitted abstract(s)

A presenter is expected to attend the meeting and present the poster

Meeting registration is required at least 3 weeks prior to the meeting in order to be included in the final program

There is no fee to submit an abstract, but there is a $65 fee to submit an ePoster after abstract acceptance

Quality suitable for publication and strict adherence with all requirements outlined in the call for abstracts

Abstract submission deadline 2017-10-18
Editorial Guidelines for Abstract Submission

Scientific Abstracts

Acute Pain

Chronic Pain

Regional Anesthesia

Emerging Technology


Case Series (5 or more patients; patient informed consent required for submission)

Medically Challenging Cases: Report of up to 4 cases having a similar presentation; case series of 5 or more patients must be presented as a scientific abstract. Patient informed consent required for submission. 

Abstract Title (limited to 25 words in sentence format) 

Submitting Author Details: The submitting author will receive all communications regarding the abstract and is responsible for informing the other authors, as necessary.

Co-Author(s) Details: Name, contact information, role (author, co-author, presenting author), and display/list order.

Abstract Body: Strictly limited to 500 words over the following content areas:


Material and Methods (including statement of IRB approval/waiver, IND approval, patient informed consent, etc.)

Results / Case Report


References (max. 5 references, not included in 500 word count)

Tables (not included in 500 word count; maximum 3 tables of 10 rows x 10 columns)

Images (not included in 500 word count)

Patient faces must be entirely covered

Only figures in JPG format may be uploaded

Maximum 2 images

Maximum file size of each image is 500 KB

Maximum pixel size is 600(w) x 800(h) pixel

 Important Considerations

No promotional content of a commercial entity may be included (brand/trade/product names, photos, logos, company names, etc.).

If necessary for clarity, a trade/product name may be included parenthetically once in the materials and methods section, but no more, and not in the abstract title. If more than one company makes the product, all applicable trade names are identified.

Any off-label indications should be clearly marked as such. 

Editorial Guidelines for Presented Content:
Sponsors Exhibitors
General Info
This course is supported, in part, by educational grants and in-kind support from industry. All support is managed in strict accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support. Appropriate acknowledgement of all supporting organizations is made to participants prior to the educational activity in the program guide, on the event website, and with signage during the meeting. View the guidelines for company representative participation and in-kind support.
Sponsors / Supporters

ASRA thanks the following organizations for their generous support

Grants: B.Braun Medical, Halyard Health, Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer 
Durable equipment: Anesthesia Innovation & Management, BK Ultrasound, FUJIFILM SonoSite, GE Healthcare, Mindray, Philips
Disposable supplies: B.Braun Medical, Pajunk, Teleflex

Please visit our Exhibit Hall to speak with representatives from the following companies.

AcelRx Pharmaceuticals (119/121)

AcelRx Pharmaceuticals is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on innovative therapies for the treatment of acute and breakthrough pain. Our lead products utilize sufentanil sublingual tablets, designed to address moderate-to-severe acute pain in hospital and/or medically supervised settings.

Aeon Clinical Laboratories (117)

Our mission at Aeon Clinical is better patient care through state of the art Toxicology testing, personalized Pharmacogenomics and Cancer Genomics.  We are confident that partnering with us will provide you with the most accurate analysis and timely results to optimize your treatment plan. Housed in a 28,000 square foot facility in Gainesville, Georgia, Aeon Clinical is an industry leader committed to outstanding client support, cutting edge science and technology, and an unparalleled focus to deliver medical awareness.  Use Aeon Clinical for your testing needs so you can Prescribe with Confidence.

AIS Pain Care (212)

Got Pumps? AIS is the industry leader in injectable medications for patients with implanted intrathecal pain pumps. Founded in 1998, AIS provides medications to all 50 states and Puerto Rico from our state of the art pharmacy and USP compliant clean room in Jackson, MS. Our patient first, always approach combined with knowledgeable pharmacists that have over 400 years of experience can meet all your intrathecal needs, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Ambu, Inc. (324)

American Board of Anesthesiology (112)

The American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) administers primary and subspecialty certification exams as well as the Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® (MOCA®), which is designed to promote lifelong learning, a commitment to quality clinical outcomes and patient safety. Please visit the ABA booth to get details about MOCA 2.0™ and the MOCA Minute™ pilot app. Staff can also guide you through the ABA website ( and your portal account.

American Society of Anesthesiologists (116)

ASA® is the leading anesthesiology professional society with more than 52,000 members globally. Since its founding in 1905, the Society raises and maintains the standard of the practice of anesthesiology through education, advocacy and quality improvement by focusing on patient care and safety.  ASA is dedicated to helping physician anesthesiologists and their care teams provide the highest quality of care in a patient-centered, physician led environment. 

Anesthesiology News (114)

Anesthesiology News, now in its 42nd year, has been the best-read publication for the specialty for the last 19 years. All 47,516 anesthesiologists in the United States receive a copy every month. It offers extensive coverage of major scientific meetings, feature articles on topics relevant to practicing anesthesiologists, in-depth clinical reviews written by thought leaders, practice management articles, medical education, as well as Special Editions, Buyer’s Guides, and a full line of digital media, including website, mobile site, e-Newsletters, iPad app, and multimedia content.

B. Braun Medical Inc. (217)

Visit booth #217 for hands-on demonstrations of the NeXt Generation Stimuplex® Ultra 360® and Ultraplex 360™ echogenic nerve block needles, B-Smart™ injection pressure monitor, SSPNB procedural trays, and Contiplex® Echo PNB catheters.  B. Braun Medical Inc., a leader in infusion therapy and pain management, develops, manufacturers, and markets innovative medical products and services to the healthcare industry.  The Company is committed to eliminating preventable treatment errors and enhancing patient, clinician and environmental safety.  Guided by its “Sharing Expertise®” philosophy, B. Braun continuously exchanges knowledge with customers, partners and clinicians to address the critical issues of improving care and lowering costs.

BK Ultrasound (111)

BK Ultrasound is proud to launch its new bk3500 Ultrasound System, a high-performance ultrasound solution for anesthesiologists.  The bk3500 is designed for simplicity, ease of use and high-quality image performance. With the simple user interface, high contrast resolution and needle visualization enhancement, the bk3500 enables anesthesiologists at all experience levels to quickly perform ultrasound guided procedures with confidence and to provide better clinical outcomes.

Exhibition Consensus
Organising Agency

Anne Snively , American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine

Phone: 412-471-2718


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